Open List is designed to cover public events not covered elsewhere in the magazine. We welcome submissions. which will be included subject to space. to reach our Edinburgh otlice not later than seven days belore publication.
I Strathclyde lrish Festival Various venues in and around Glasgow. lnfo:041647 5993.
Quiz Night Fri 29, Jock Stein Suite, Celtic Park, Parkhead, 8pm. £3 (including food). With traditional music from Johny Docherty.
Irish Dancing Championships Sat 30 & Sun
1 . Clyde Halls. Clyde Street, 10am. Free. The annual City ofGlasgow championships.
Book Fair Sat 30 & Sun 1, Dixon Halls, 656 Cathcart Road. 423 2481. Sat 10am; Sun 11am. Free. The biggest ever Irish book fair to be held in Glasgow.
Set Dancing Workshop Sat 30, Clada Club, 85 Westmoreland Street, 423 3367/424 3515. 1pm. £2.50. Michael Mulkerrin introduces this form of Irish dance.
Gaelic Football Coaching Clinics Sun 1, Cambuslang. Wishaw, Dumbarton, Saltcoats and Edinburgh (call 041 6475993 for venue details), 2pm. Free. An introduction for youths to this increasingly popular sport.
Grand Finale Sun 1 , Glasgow‘s Glasgow, Midland Street, 204 3993, 8pm. £3 (tickets available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511). Judging bythe ‘Adults Only‘ programme note forthis ceili with the St Roch band this should bea humdinger, to be sure.
I Kelbum New Zealand Festival Kelburn Castle, Fairlie. near Largs, 0475 568 685. £2 (accompanied child £1 ; GAP/U840 £1.40). Free minibus from Largs station, 11.45am; 1.45pm. A three-day celebration of New Zealand's 150th anniversary. Exhibitions(10am—6pm) include New Zealand paintings, wall hangings. stained glass, weaving and other crafts, with some items for sale. plusa historical exhibition covering New Zealand‘s relationship with the Commonwealth from the Treaty of Waitangi to the present day. There will also be weaving demonstrations given by Maori women. On Friday, HRH Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Maori Queen, will plant a New Zealand shrub in Kelburn Country Park. and there will also be pipes and drums. Entertainments on Saturday and Sunday ( l—4.3()pm) include Maori dancers (see picture in HitList), pipe bands and highland dancing. There will also be a hangi or Maori barbecue with entertainment on Saturday evening (£6).
I Historic Vehicle Festival Summerlee Heritage Trust, West Canal Street, Coatbridgc.02363126l. 10am-5pm. Free. An exhibition of all kinds ofhistoric vehicles. with jugglers, puppets, swingboats and other entertainments, radio controlled motor boats on the canal and refreshments available.
Friday 6—Sat 28
I Glasgow Fair Glasgow Green. Info: 554 7WD. Noon—midnight. Free. Three weeks
Edinburgh readers may recognize this year’s events programmer lor Glasgow Fair. Pete Simpson’s name was, for some six years, closely associated with Cale Grallltl, Edinburgh’s llrst and most eccentric cabaret. Established in Stockbrldge Church Hall tor the 1979 Festival, Cale Grallltl eventually ran on and oil throughout the year, and was ‘altematlve’ belore the word had contracted any ol its unlortunate connotations.
‘In a given night,’ remembers Simpson, ‘we’d have a classical ’celllst, a tap dancing pensioner, a piece oi theatre, some stull irom ourselves, singing waiters and always a good band lor dancing. Cabaret nowadays tends to mean stand-up comedy, but that was not a leature oi the Cate at all. The intention was to provide a gently eccentric, surprising and celebratory atmosphere. it was a great place for romance, lncldentally.’
Nothing but Coronation Street lasts lorever, and Cale Gralliti lolded in 1985. ‘Duite a lot ol us emigrated, because it was impossible to make a living in Scotland. l’ve been working in Holland for live years with the Boulevard Oi Broken Dreams, which is
a ltind ol lalrground cabaret group.’
How, Pete Simpson and Cale Grallltl are back, bringing the Boulevard Oi Broken Dreams with them, and a great deal more too. This year’s Glasgow Fair-the llrst on Glasgow Green since 1870 - promises to be big and exciting. The theme is holidays, and will combine locally produced entertainments with those drawn lrom Europe, where many Glaswegians go lorthelr summer holidays.
Although the main entertainments (including Andy Cameron, Terry Heason and the Funny Farm) and the new Cale Graliltl will take place in the
Dans Paleis (a mirrored lalrground tent _
made in Belgium in 1908), there will also be participation events and performances organised by local community groups. ‘The goal of Glasgow Fair,’ says Simpson, ‘is to involve the people of the East End in a year-round proiect; to establish this annual event via a community process; and use it as a way to develop local celebrations - gala days and so on — around acalendar oi welloorganised events.’
So alongside the Dans Paleis, the Tangodrome and the Ballad Box from Holland, there will be a Hop Hut provided by Glasgow’s Jig Jag Theatre Company, a giant crazy goll course, a participatory mural project, juggling, painting, comedy, with Up lor Grabs and Theatre Hepotlsm, vintage lalrground rides, a hot air balloon, and all kinds oi children’s events set up by East End Community Arts. There should - genuinely- be something ior everyone, even those lrom Scotland’s Far East. ‘Dh yes,’ enthuses Simpson, ‘we’ll be expecting coach parties lrom Edinburgh -lor people who remember Cale Gralliti.’ (Andrew Burnet) Glasgow Fair runs lrom Fri B—Sat 28 July. See Listings.
of thrills and spills, as the Fair takes place on Glasgow Green for the first time in 120 years. A celebration of Glaswegian holidays. the Fair will include items from around Scotland and abroad — the places where people spend their holidays. Many of the attractions (including three entertainment tents and a ‘Cantina Mobile‘) come from the Netherlands. Besides this, there‘s ‘round the world‘ crazy golf and Jeux Sans Fronriéres with ‘Bastille Ya Baz!‘. During the final week there‘ll also be a vintage fairground, with a 75-foot helter-skelter and a carousel, a reminder of the Victorian days when the Fair was last on the Green. See panel.
I Festival DiYouth Against Racism Tramway, Albert Drive, Glasgow, 423 9527. Info: 427 5593. 10.30am. Free by
ticket. A day-long anti-racist demonstration, with stalls and displays.
workshops, all-day mural painting, dance,
theatre and live bands. Food available.
I lcebrealter Cale Austins Bar, 189a Hope Street, Glasgow. Info: 2218372. 12.30—3.30pm. Free. A regular, alcohol-free, social gathering for gay and bisexual men and women on the ﬁrst Sunday ofeach month.
I lcebreakers in Edinburgh Blue Moon Cafe, 58 Broughton Street, Edinburgh. Info: 556 4049. 7-8pm. Free. A chance for gay and bisexual people to meet away from the pub scene.
I Cumbernauld Air Show Cumbernauld Airport, Wardpark North, Cumbernauld, 0236 722 100. Doors open 10am. Show 2pm—5pm. £4 (Child £2.50). The second ﬂight display show at Scotland‘s newest airport (which opened in August 1989) includes performances by Royal Air Force military jets, C runchie Flying Circus wing walking and is opened by veteran ﬁghters from World War 11: a Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Mosquito.
I Guided Walt DlnosaursAgainl Hermitage House, Hermitage of Braid, Comiston Road, Edinburgh, 4477145. 2pm. Free. A historical walk examining the geological developmen‘ of the Hermitage of Braid through the ages.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS Saturday 30 & Sunday 1
I Art Therapy And Creative Writing Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £36(£26) for two days, including materials. Gloria Newman and Alan Sharples lead a weekend workshop using painting and words to discover and give form to inner resources.
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8
I Voice Wortshop Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £35(£25) for two days. Actress/teacher Harriet Buchan leads another weekend workshop exploring the connections between body, voice and psyche. No acting or singing ability necessary.
OPEN EXTRA Friday 29
I Glasgow FalrWarrn-Up Singalong The Barrachnie Inn, 192 Glasgow Road, Baillieston, Glasgow, 771 6712. 8.30pm. Free. Last of four events organised by the Glasgow Fair Project, each in a different Glasgow pub and led by a different Scottish entertainer. Tonight, Dorothy Paul.
Saturdays & Sundays
I Day Trips on Paddle Steamer Waverley Depart Anderston Quay, Glasgow. Info: 0412218152. 10am (every Sat from7 July); 11am (every Sun). £7.95 (Child 3—16 £2.95; child under 3 Free; concessions for parties). ‘Doon The Watter' trips on the world‘s last sea-going paddle steamer, to Dunoon, Rothesay or one of the other traditional Clyde resorts. Restaurant, bars and live music.
Monday 2 & Tuesday 3
I Scottish Graduate Recruitment Fair SECC, Finnieston, Glasgow. 1nfo:081 464 4129. Mon 11am—8pm;Tue 10am—4pm. Free. A chance for graduates to meet representatives of around eighty different major employers, plus careers advisory experts from Glasgow University.
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